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Big Data & IoT

A New World of Data
2 years ago

A New World of Data

Finally on a quiet 17 hour flight over the Pacific Ocean to Australia with no Gogo internet access, I completely disconnected from the all the constant digital buzz and rejuvenated …
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The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog
2 years ago

The Evolution of Azure Data Catalog

Old time Microsoft BI fans, do you remember Project Barcelona? Fast-forward a few years, wrinkles, pounds, grey strands in my hair and now we have an even better version of it …
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Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101
3 years ago

Kimball Big Data Warehousing 101

As I was writing about Ralph Kimball’s, excellent, “must-watch” Cloudera webinars on big data warehousing 101, I received a mass email from Kimball Group and notification via Melissa Coates aka …
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Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0
3 years ago

Alpine Data Labs Chorus 4.0

This past week has seemed like a former Microsoft Product/Program Management reunion!   I was honored today with a Qlik Sense briefing from the respected business intelligence mind, Donald Farmer. A …
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Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox
3 years ago

Getting Started with Big Data using Hortonworks Sandbox

After my last super lengthy blog, I thought a short and sweet one on how to get started with big data was in order. I have been meaning to write …
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Big Data Visual Analytics
4 years ago

Big Data Visual Analytics

Earlier this week I attended and presented at the TDWI Big Data Analytics Solution Summit. It was  interesting to hear the other presenters, talk to groups using big data,  and …
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Unstructured Data Mining/Predictive Analytics with Mahout
4 years ago

Unstructured Data Mining/Predictive Analytics with Mahout

It literally has been an “eventful” month or two – pun intended! After being on the road for multiple Microsoft product launches, SQL Saturday and attending SAP TechEd, I am …
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Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight
5 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight

Big Data seems to be everywhere and I notice quite a bit of confusion around it. Last week I saw Bill Inmon, the father of data warehousing, speak about his …
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Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver
5 years ago

Playing with the Big Data Hadoop ODBC Driver

At PASS, Microsoft announced the upcoming TAP for a Hadoop ODBC driver.  This driver will enable integration of Apache Hadoop, Windows and Azure Hadoop flavors with various Microsoft BI products. …
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Big Data, Hadoop + PDW
6 years ago

Big Data, Hadoop + PDW

I just watched the recording of Dr. DeWitt from PASS since I did not get to go. I thought the points on how/when to use Hadoop and PDW put into …
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